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JCU: Medicine | Dentistry | UMAT not Required

Townsville (QLD), Australia

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Medicine

Please note that James Cook University (JCU) does NOT use UCAT as part of their selection process.

JCU has a two-step application process for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

1. Apply online at QTAC’s website by 30th of September 2019. 

2. Submit a written application form directly to JCU by 30 September 2019. View Application Form.

3. By 4pm, 11th of October 2019 Prediction of Academic Achievement form must be received by the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine. View form. 

School subjects prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry, Also, applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3b – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy. Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum score of 7.0 in all components within 2 years prior to applying for registration. 

What if you did not complete pre-requisite subjects?

If you don’t meet the prerequisite subjects for your preferred course, bridging subjects can fill the gaps in your knowledge. You may need to enrol in a bridging subject if you do not meet the entry requirements for your course. You can check these on the course page of the JCU website.
JCU offers mathematics and chemistry bridging subjects that can be studied on-campus in Cairns and Townsville.

JCU Medicine Interview Dates

On the 14th of November, 2019 successful applicants will be invited for JCU medical interview.  Second round offer notification of invitation to attend January interviews will be emailed on the 27th of December 2019. Selection of applicants to be interviewed will be based on an evaluation of the application together with all available information regarding academic performance.

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JCU Medical Interview questions can be of various nature, assessing your communication and critical analytical skills, advocacy and ethics reasoning, empathetic reasoning, teamwork and collaboration skills, knowledge about tropical medicine, motivation to do medicine, etc. Interview questions are highly likely to include your knowledge on some current rural and medical issues, as well as tropical medicine to name just a few. JCU, James Cook University med interviews are very competitive. Don't forget that offers are not based on your UMAT score, but your ATAR and meeting the pre-requisite subject requirements. Therefore, at NIE we highly encourage applicants to prepare for the JCU interview. 

Year 12 Applicants

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Academic performance in year 12 studies or in subsequent tertiary studies as provided through QTAC.
• The written component of the application form.
• Demonstration at the interview of attributes suited to a career in medicine.

In 2019, the College of Medicine and Dentistry has available approximately 150 places in the first year of the MBBS 2019 degree.

Non-year 12 Applicants

A limited number of places are allocated to non-year 12 applicants. Candidates will be selected for medical interview on the basis of their written application and academic results (predicted or actual). Applicants will be selected for entry into the James Cook University MBBS degree based on their performance at interview and their academic results.

The most recent course GPA (Grade Point Average) score will be used to rank applicants who have commenced or completed tertiary studies. For 2016,
a GPA of 5.75 was required to be considered for an interview.
• An applicant’s other studies/qualifications that do not generate a GPA score will not be considered when determining the rankings for interview.
• Graduate applicants with a health science undergraduate degree may be considered for entry into the MBBS degree beyond Year 1 level, subject to the recency and academic performance in that qualification.

All essential information for JCU Medicine and Dentistry 2020 applications can be found here.

Dentistry

The Dental Surgery application process has two distinct stages. You will need to submit an application directly to James Cook University (by filling in the application form) AND apply online through QTAC.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Academic performance in year 12 studies or in subsequent tertiary studies as provided through QTAC.
• Evaluation of the written component of the application form 

For entry into James Cook University’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree, applicants must have successfully completed four semesters at Year 12 level and achieved an exit level of at least Sound Achievement in English, Mathematics B and Chemistry or interstate or overseas equivalent. The study of Physics and Biology is highly desirable.

In 2019, the College of Medicine and Dentistry has available approximately 80 places in the first year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. A limited number of places are allocated to non-year 12 applicants. Applicants will be selected for entry into the James Cook University Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree based on their application and their academic results.

 

All essential information for JCU Dentistry 2020 applications can be found here.

 

 

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